Stunning Land in Vryses for Sale: The Location
This lovely sloping plot of 2,520 sqm is situated in a great position surrounded by a variety of trees including olives and cypresses, and enjoys total privacy, peace and quiet. The plot is just a 4 minutes drive from the village of Vryses and 35 minutes by car from Chania and Rethymnon. Within the same landscape at a distance of 800m, there is a small taverna that attracts and serves tourists and locals.
A Vivid Canvas of True Natural Splendour
Maybe less known than the famous Almirida and Georgioupoli sea-side resorts, the village of Vryses definitively deserves a visit. Surrounded by the White Mountains, this blessed-by-nature area with plenty of rivers, caves, vineyards, and olive groves is the ideal place to walk around and explore the province of Apokoronas. Apokoronas’ magnificent surroundings and interesting architecture have endowed Vrisses with unparalleled beauty.
Vryses village is located at an altitude of 62 meters, 30 Km southeast of Chania, close to the national road that connects Chania to Rethymno and on the road that leads over the foothills to the Imbros Gorge (about 30 minutes drive) and to Chora Sfakion on the south coast (about 45 minutes drive).
The name of the village, which means water fountains, is obviously related to the fact that there were many water fountains in the region in the past. Ideally nested at the foot of the White Mountains, Vrisses are boasting an exceptional rugged beauty in the area of Apokoronas.
As soon as you approach Vryses you are impressed, transported… in space and time: its narrow streets, its houses of traditional architecture inspired by the surrounding countryside of Apokoronas, its church its old olive mills… If your eyes have had their fill, then your body will be able to get some exercise with the multitude of outdoor activities adapted to the area around the village.
Vryses Roman Bridge
Three small, yet wonderful rivers flow through the village of Vrisses: Boutakas, Vrissianos and Farmakera. Springing from the White Mountains, they carve, wind and splash their way through small ravines and gorges.
From its source, the Vrissianos flows eastwards, carving its way through the slopes of the Apokoronas, passing on the way stunning landscapes of rocky cliffs, green olive groves, and abundant wildlife. Here and there are traces of human life: settlements built of stone, Venetian and Minoan remains and several old bridges.
The best of these is the “Kamara”, bridge, dating back to the Greco-Roman period (300 BC to 300 AD). The bridge is one of the oldest on the island of Crete and it was an important connection point to facilitate travel on the old route from the north artery of Crete known later in the Venetian period as the Royal path (1645 – 1669 AD). This region is called Greek Kamara and it is located next to the church of St. Nicholas, in the north of the road that passes through Vrisses.
The bridge, which is used until nowadays, is a remarkable architectural construction. The fact that the arch (raised 6.4 meters above the river) was exclusively built with boulders without connecting mud is incredible.